How do I best illustrate the differences between written and oral discourse; how can I illustrate the importance of spontaneity and direct contact, that the words spoken will not be the same if one is speaking to a person and if someone is dictating for the same person to write (or type)?
People often underestimate Pragmatics and how deep Language and Communication is.
I understand that.
Oral discourse beeing interactive allows for immediate feedback and clarification. Speakers can gauge the understanding and engagement of their audience and adjust their message accordingly. They can modify their approach, rephrase ideas, or provide additional examples to ensure comprehension and engagement. In contrast, written discourse lacks this real-time interaction, requiring writers to anticipate and address potential questions or misunderstandings in advance.In oral discourse, speakers can adapt their language, style, and tone based on the context, audience, and shared knowledge. They can modify their message on the spot to suit the needs and understanding of their listeners. Written discourse, on the other hand, must rely on assumptions about the reader's background knowledge and lacks the flexibility to adjust in real-time.
Oral discourse allows for spontaneity and authenticity as thoughts and ideas can be expressed in the moment, without extensive planning or editing. This immediacy can add a sense of genuineness and personal connection between the speaker and the listener.
People underestimate those differences and say it is the same. They can't understand that dictating and speaking is not the same thing